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6th Form and Post 16 – Our Learners’ Pathways to Success

Education at Eagle House Group has a strong focus on building skills in readiness for each learner’s future and life beyond school. Our co-educational specialist provision for 16 to 19 year old learners supports young people who have a primary diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. The majority of our learners move into the 6th Form or post 16 departments from our school but we also welcome new learners who wish to join at Key Stage 5.

Eagle House Group has been working with children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder and associated difficulties for over 14 years. We have extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of autism education and therapeutic intervention and are accredited by the National Autistic Society. We are very well placed to introduce our young people to the world of a Further Education (FE) college and the work place.

We believe that all young people have the right to a post 16 education that will prepare them for life so they can be as confident and as independent as they can be – to become active and involved members of society.

Entering post 16 education marks a crucially important stepping stone and pathway through to a successful and meaningful adult life.

The Post 16 department is across two sites: Eagle House 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge) and Post-16 Eagle House School (Sutton).

Our Approach

Specialist Learning & Work Skills Coaches

We aim to combine the three ingredients needed to support our learners in their transition to adulthood; a supportive and therapeutic autism educational environment; tailored opportunities for vocational work experience and the right support needed to make college a success.

All learners are supported by specialist Learning & Work Skills Coaches. These are familiar faces, who already know them well and are there to support them through to the next exciting phase of their educational and vocational journey.

All of our learning & work skills coaches are trained to a Level 3 NVQ and receive additional autism-specific training throughout the academic year. Each learner has a specific learning & work skills coach key worker who they can turn to if they have any anxieties or concerns. They ensure learners are fully supported on site at Eagle House 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge); when they travel to college (if required); and within the college setting itself. Our learning & work skills coach knows when to step in with support and when to step out; this ensures that learners continue to build in confidence and further develop their independence on a daily basis.

All learners continue to receive Tier 1 therapy support (higher, if stated in their Education, Health & Care Plan) from our resident autism specialist multidisciplinary team (Curriculum Access Team).

This includes support and access to:


Speech & language therapy


Occupational therapy


Assistant psychology


Pupil wellbeing officer

A ‘Learner Centred’ Approach

The starting point is to identify the right pathway.  Placing each young person at the centre of our learner centred process, we work collaboratively with each individual, their parents, their key staff and the important people in their lives to create a personal pathway that allows us to meet their educational, social and communication needs including tapping into those all-important special skills and interests they may well have developed.

We create an individual programme of study for each learner, that is unique to them, with the aim of being as creative as we can in finding the right vocational and work opportunities. We aim to spark the imagination, ambition and interest of each learner to create a day that is meaningful, purposeful and motivating.


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Eagle House Group Ltd

Chancery House

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Contact us

Schools' Business Office:

020 8770 7788

Eagle House School (Mitcham):

020 8687 7050

Eagle House School (Sutton & POST 16 Department):

020 8661 1419

Eagle House School 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge):

020 3745 8760

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